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I have installed a new router and tried to set up using one of my play 1's. I went through all the steps but when I selected wireless setup it gave me an error message. Any ideas why? It's not the frequency. My controller now only sees that play 1 and not the soundbar or other play1. How can I troubleshoot this? Thanks
Any recommendations on two play 1's vs. a play 5 for a kitchen/tv area setup? I am thinking of placing the unit(s) on the 3 foot high shelf ("short bookshelf" in picture) and was leaning to two play 1's for the potential to use as rear speakers for TV setup but that is really secondary and want to ensure nice sounding music fills the tv/kitchen space (vs. just if I am sitting on the couch) and potentially can be heard in dining room as background music so then thought the play 5 may be better at filling that space? So options I am thinking: 1) two play 1's on bookshelf 2) 1 play 5 on bookshelf (I lean towards this) 3) 1 play 5 and subwoofer (but may be too costly for now) 4) 2 play 1's and subwoofer (but may be too costly for now) Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Many topics about compilation albums are present, but I think this problem has not been addressed in this way (it is in the forums though, in 2009 already for that matter: http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?t=13742). When browsing the contents of a compilation album, only the track titles are shown. For compilation albums, the individual track artists should show as well. When you have many compilation album, those track titles names get pretty useless on their own. You need to see the respective artists along them. In the forums someone suggests to stick the artist in the title tag. Abusing the title tag by inserting the artist there along with the title is not an option. Other devices and programs use this tag too, I will not spoil it. The information is right in the (contributing) artist tag, just show it. There's plenty of room on all modern smartphones and tablets, let's use it.
Please can someone help me? Controllers had stopped connecting to Sonos. I'm running 3 play1's a playbar and sub connected to the bridge. The bridge is showing a intermittent white light flash, no lights on reverse. [b]I have:[/b] [list=1] [*] Removed all devices from network [*] Restarted Router [*] Power to Bridge [*] Powered speakers one by one (flash white, then end at solid orange) [*] Replaced Ethernet cable to Bridge [/list] = No fix Just hardwired ethernet straight into a Play 1 = system up and controllers all working! [h1]My Questions[/h1] Do I actually need a bridge? I can't even see where to buy one? I don't want to have a Play 1 hardwired in its current (fix position) - Is there a way to run without one over wifi? Others seem to be running play1 without a bridge, do I have old hardware? (18months)? Hope someone can advise me!
I would be very pleased if Sonos basically took the AVR (audio visual receiver) question off the table by adding at least three HDMI inputs. They could really knock it out of the park if we could choose how to "scale" the input from HDMI to 1080p, or 2160p HDR 4k and such. I know a bit of a fantasy, but a receiver with power in does the same thing for around $700. Paradigm is coming out with a new soundbar that has HDMI and more according to CNET. Check here if you like. No I don't work for either of them. :Dhttps://www.cnet.com/products/paradigm-pw-soundbar/preview/
I have 2x Play:5 and 1x Play:3, always in a group. Using the alarm clock I only want the player in my bedroom to start playing music while the others stay muted. Sonos currently offers to either 1) play on one device which will un-group the player from the others or 2) playing on all group (un-mute all). I'd like to see an option to use the alarm clock on one player but keep the group sticky! Thus, I could simply un-mute the player in the kitchen once I got up without having to re-group the players. Additionally, with the current implementation the following is a little annoying. When using the alarm clock (with option 1) not including the group) and then starting the iOS app the focus is on my other two players (new group) rather than the one which plays music. So first I have to switch player to be able to pause the music. Thanks for considering such ideas!
Listened to all the major brands before purchasing, and for me, Sonos is far superior especially for clarity and dynamic range! Spent hours over the holidays listening to my favourite music and discovering (hearing) aspects of songs that I never knew existed. If you like jazz and want to showcase the speakers - try Cyrus Chestnut - Earth Stories. Just amazing!
Would be happy to see an option to define group/zone presets. From the worklow sometimes it may be more intuitive to choose a radio station or a playlist and instead of "play now" in the preselected zone choose the zone where it schould be played. This would automatically redefine the group if it was changed the day before. It also can be used for the alarm to be played in the prdefined group zone without the need to group the rooms in the evening ...
Sonos App conflicts with Pandora function for Pioneer in-car AVH-X3800BHS via bluetooth on iPhone6/7
Has anyone else experienced poor Pandora functionality with their Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS (car head deck) when using the Pandora app on their iPhone via bluetooth? For several months, I was getting intermittent connectivity and disconnects in the car when attempting to listen to Pandora using the Pandora function on the Pioneer head unit. I called Pioneer several times and each time they insisted that there is no known issue with the head deck interfacing with iPhones. I didn't believe them until one day it hit me - the Pioneer basically comandeers the iPhone's Pandora app and acts as an intermediary (to allow thumbs up/ thumbs down via the touch screen on the radio), but the Pandora function still resides on the phone. Sonos is the only other software on my phone that has anything to do with Pandora. So, I removed the Sonos controller app from my phone. Problem fixed! I then reinstalled the Sonos app to my phone and the problem returns. Has anyone experienced this? And more import
Hi could anyone help me with choosing a good optical switch to work with my playbar as so i can get the best out of my sky box,ps4,xbox one and apple tv as i believe I'm not getting the best out of my sons set up(playbar,sub,2xplay 1s)when the optical is connected to my tv and not the actual devices themselves. any ideas would be great.
I purchased one of each of the play:1 and the play:3 to do a comparison before investing in more speakers. I was surprised that the low volume bass of the play:1 seems to be punchier than the play:3. Of course, the play:3 has more clarity, and once you increase the volume, the bass improves over the play:1. But, I do most of my listening at lower volumes, where the play:1's bass sounds better to me. This surprises me because I thought the play:3 had two low-range drivers vs the one in the play:1. Have others noticed the same thing, or do I have something setup incorrectly? I have played with the eq settings.
Hi, I am considering getting a Sonos Playbar so that I can orientate the TV and it's sound to either the lounge (primary consideration for sound quality) or the dining room (secondary) using a cantilever bracket on the wall between the two rooms with the Playbar hung below the TV on the bracket. If at all possible, I would also like to be able to consolidate and simplify my stereo system and associated AV receiver, speakers and wires into the mix too, so that I have one integrated system for both my Home Theater and (importantly) a great sounding stereo music system too. If anything, good quality stereo sound is more important than the Home Theater side of things for me. I have heard the Playbar on it's own and whilst it is great for TV, it is not strong enough for what I am looking for musically, it is improved by linking it with the Sub for a bit more oomph, but even after adding the Sub, it still does not give that proper stereo separation (wider sound stage) with the musi
I have a Sony Bravia KDL 55 EX720 TV that I have been unable to connect successfully to the Playbar. The fibre optic cable has the red light emitting from the cord when I remove it from the Playbar. There are minimal settings on TV, leaving thinking there is a compatibility issue with Sony Bravia TV's and the SONOS Playbar. If I've missed a step or you're aware of similar issues let me know, thanks.
Can you run the playbar as a play 1 style mono speaker i.e. turn of the sound processing for streamed music (for TV the surround/processing etc is fine). When streaming music to the playbar I find the sound processing on it makes a mess of the music so I'm looking for the playbar to act as a clean neutral speaker in a group.
Does playbar actually work with television content. I have previously tried to connect television audio to the auxiliary device on my sonos system and the buffering creates a lip sync issue. I always assumed that Sonos buffered in order to maintain adjusted synchronization between devices.
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